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Honestly, I’m just surprised no one said “Pizza Time…”
This is a weird movie, y’all. I laughed and clapped and cheered and got sad for a movie that seems like it was written by the Raimi memes subreddit. And in a way, it’s a movie I’ve seen done before, and better. Spider-man: Into the Spiderverse had similar multiverse shenanigans and gags with a more coherent message, a better protagonist arc, and much greater visual interest (apart from the excellent mirror-dimension…
Training Day is probably my second-favorite movie that takes place over the course of less than 24 hours in which a black man and a white man drive around LA committing crimes and one of them is a violent psychopath and the other is way out of their depth. Which reminds me: if you like this movie, I highly recommend Michael Mann’s “Collateral” and vice versa.
In all seriousness, my take on Training Day is that it only appears to…
My first rewatch since seeing it in the theater, and I would say I appreciate it more now than I did then.
Things I enjoyed just as much as the first time:
-Eiffel 65 playing over the Marvel logo
-Tony Stark having anxiety attacks
-Tony going all MacGyver on some bad guys
Things I enjoyed more than the first time:
-Tony somehow endearing himself to the audience by being a complete jerk to a kid
-Tony having actual character development
“We’re into plan B. Still breathing? Now we gotta make the best of it, improvise, adapt to the environment. Darwin, shit happens, I Ching, whatever man, we gotta roll with it.”
Such a great concept for a thriller, expertly executed by director Michael Mann. He really nails the sense of place - LA at night is basically the third lead character of the movie.
This is one of my favorite performances by Cruise. He’s channeling the same superhuman tenacity that…